Watch This If You Ever Thought It'd Be Fun To Speak Like A Native Australian
by N/A, 8 years ago |
1 min read
How to speak Aussie: abbrevo everything.
Since being created by Aussies Josh Hawkins and his mate Rhys, their video "How to Speak Aussie" has blown up, getting thousands of shares and over 3 million views.
In it, the two go through a lengthy series of words and terms, providing the Australian "translation" for each.
While some are a little quirky, speaking Aussie centers around one simple thing: abbreviation.
Hawkins told BuzzFeed that he wanted to emphasize how Australian slang shows how Aussies are both creative and lazy when it comes to language.
â€œBasically cut any word in half and add an O, A, or E and youâ€™re speaking Aussie (Australian) so this vid (video) is as many abbreviations as we could think of. But at the end of the day, we just wanted to make Shazza proud.â€
But some are more lazy then creative, if they're being honest.